Six new cast members join upcoming Apple TV+ comedy series ‘Acapulco’

The half-hour comedy series is rounding out its cast.

What you need to know

  • Six more cast members have signed on to star in Acapulco on Apple TV+.
  • The series follows Eugenio Derbez as he stumbles his way through his new dream job.

Six more cast members have signed on to star in the upcoming bilingual comedy Acapulco on Apple TV+.

As reported by Deadline, Jessica Collins, Chord Overstreet, Vanessa Bauche, Rafael Cebrián, Fernando Carsa, and Regina Reynoso have all signed on for roles on the half-hour comedy series.

Jessica Collins (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The Young and the Restless), Chord Overstreet (Glee), Vanessa Bauche (Vecinos, Rosario Tijeras), Rafael Cebrián (Greenhouse Academy, Animal Kingdom), Fernando Carsa and Regina Reynoso (While the Wolf’s Away, You’ve Got This) round out the ensemble cast, joining Eugenio Derbez in Acapulco, Apple TV+’s bilingual comedy series inspired by 3Pas Studios and Pantelion Films’ 2017 Derbez starrer How to Be a Latin Lover. Veteran Richard Shepard has been tapped to direct the pilot episode for Lionsgate Television.

Collins will play Diane, the CEO and the face of the resort. Overstreet is Chad, Diane’s son. Together, Diane and Chad expect nothing short of perfection for their resort guests. Bauche portrays Nora, Maximo’s mother. Cebrián plays Hector, an energetic poolside employee at the resort. Carsa is Memo, Maximo’s loyal and supportive best friend. Reynoso plays Sara, Maximo’s outspoken younger sister.

Apple originally announced the series back in December of 2020. The comedy will follow Eugenio Derbez who, after getting the job of a lifetime, realizes that it may not be what he expected.

Apple TV+ today announced a series order for “Acapulco,” a new Spanish- and English-language half-hour comedy series from creators Austin Winsberg (“Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”), Eduardo Cisneros (“Instructions Not Included,” “Half Brothers”) and Jason Shuman (“Role Models,” “Half Brothers”), with Eugenio Derbez (“How to Be A Latin Lover,” “Instructions Not Included”) attached to star and executive produce. Gaz Alazraki (“Nosotros Los Nobles,” “Club de Cuervos”) will direct and executive produce the pilot.

In “Acapulco,” a young Mexican man’s dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime at the hottest resort in Acapulco. But he soon realizes the job is far more complicated than he ever imagined as all of his beliefs and morals start to be questioned. The show takes place in 1984 with Eugenio Derbez narrating and playing the present-day version of the main character.

There is still no idea when Acapulco will premiere on Apple TV+, but you can check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2021 to be ready when it does.

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